Many people look for a quick fix when they are trying to get six pack abs. There are all kinds of programs, pills and crazy gadgets that promise to give you a six pack magically and with no effort. Most of these are rubbish. If it was as simple as taking a pill, surely everyone would be walking around with a beach body?

No, there isn't a magic fix but there is a methodical and planned way to get the flat stomach you want. All you need to do is combine some nutritional tips with the right exercises and with some effort, you will achieve your goal. It worked for me.

Incorporate the tips below into your daily routine and you will definitely start to see results - just don't expect it to happen overnight!

1) Keeping track of calories

To lose weight you need to burn more calories than you take in. It's as simple as that. And how can you best achieve this? Well, first off you need to know how many calories you are taking in. Then, you need to do some exercise and work out how many calories you are burning. When you burn more than you take in you will have a calorie defecit and your body will burn fat instead. Keep track of all this in a diary and, every week, total it up. As time goes by you will see how many calories you have burned and, if you have applied yourself properly to your goal, you will start to see changes in your body.

2) Speed up your metabolism.

The faster your metabolism, the more calories your body will burn when you are not exercising. You can be sitting watching TV and your metabolism will be working away. One of the easiest ways to speed up your metabolism is to split your meals into 6-7 small meals. Instead of 3 big portions go for 7, spaced out to about every 3 hours. This keeps your body digesting food constantly which in turn, uses more energy and raises your metabolism. There is also the added bonus that your appetite will be kept at bay and it will be easier to avoid fatty foods and junk.

3) Get active.

You don't need to become a complete gym addict to get a six pack. All you need to do is undertake some kind of physical activity to burn calories and reduce fat. You can't reduce fat in 1 part of your body alone, it comes from your entire system. Because of this, there is no point in doing endless ab workouts and thinking this is the key to a six pack. As long as your body fat is above a certain %, you won't see the abdominal muscles under the fat. I recommend a well rounded workout program with some direct ab work as well as High Intensity Interval Training for rapid fat loss. The key here is to remember, the harder you work, the quicker you will get the results you want.

These simple, easy to implement tips cost you nothing and will 100% get you the results you want over time.

The key thing to remember is: anyone can have a six pack with some simple changes to their lifestyle and a little bit of effort - there is no secret science behind it.